Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Biographies

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything by Aly Raisman
“Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games-and beyond.” –WorldCat

Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey by Ken Dryden
“This is the story of NHLer Steve Montador--who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015--the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.” –WorldCat

Obsessed: A Memoir by Allison Britz
"A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir." -WorldCat
Proud: My Fight For The American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
“Ibtihaj Muhammad's path to Olympic greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on the U.S. women's saber team, she had to push past sterotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic Glory. Her reflection provides an unflinching and honest portrayal of how she managed to stay true to herself and still play by the rules.” –Publisher

Stalin: A Biography by Oleg V. Khlevniuk
“This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator.” –Amazon

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything by Jane Hawking
"The wife of the reknowned British physicist describes their courtship and marriage, her years caring for his physical needs, his rise to prominence as a scientist and world celebrity, their bitter divorce, and later reconciliation." –Publisher

William the Conqueror: The Bastard of Normandy by Peter Rex
“A masterful biography of the Norman king who conquered England in 1066 and changed the country forever.” –WorldCat